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WORLDEND SYNDROME now available for Switch in Europe

Grab it before the world ends!

PQube (London, UK) - June 14th, 2019 - Today, Arc System Works and PQube are excited to release WORLDEND SYNDROME in Europe for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! The romantic mystery visual novel takes players on an unforgettable trip to picturesque Mihate Town where they meet a gorgeous cast, designed by BLAZBLUE lead artist Yuki Kato.

Visual novel fans picking up the game in stores or pre-ordered the physical version get the Day One Edition, including a high quality artbook - exclusive to Europe!

Romance

Five gorgeous girls are with you on this mysterious adventure. Carefully pick your favourite but be aware: every girl has their own romantic ending!

Mystery

After a high school girl goes missing, her body is found in the river. Resolve inexplicable incidents around town and collect clues to find out what happened!

Aesthetic

Beautiful characters, pretty outfits and highly detailed sceneries make WORLDEND SYNDROME a treat for the eyes.

Exploration

Freely explore the picturesque seaside town during morning, afternoon or evening to meet different characters and enjoy diverging moods.

More pics of Europe's Day-One Edition of WorldEnd Syndrome

Another gorgeous package

The physical edition of WorldEnd Syndrome in Europe is getting a special day-one edition, which includes a fancy art book. PQube has shared some more pics of the book above.

New trailer for the summer love story of the year: WORLDEND SYNDROME's gorgeous cast introduced

Summer lovin'

PQube (London, UK) - May 30th, 2019 - Arc System Works and PQube want you to start getting into the summer mood by introducing the lovely cast of this year's most exciting summer love story WORLDEND SYNDROME!

The mystery visual novel with character design by BLAZBLUE lead artist Yuki Kato will be coming to Europe physically and digitally on June 14th for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! Fans who pre-order their physical copy or get it Day-One, will find a stunning artbook in the box that is only available with the European version!

On top of the artbook, physical copies of WORLDEND SYNDROME of selected retailers will include this cute notepad!
The participating retailers will be announced via social media at a later point.

Maimi Kusunose
The smart one! 😄

- cheerful and lively
- ill-mannered
- ends up living with the protagonist
- member of the Tennis club

Miu Amana
The mysterious one! 😶

- mysterious and quiet
- socially distant
- director of the Mystery Research Club
- works part-time at a maid café

Saya Kamishiro
The classy one!

- dignified and classy
- not afraid to speak her mind
- skillful and smart
- father supports the town financially

Hanako Yamada
The shy one! 😵☔

- very shy and unlucky
- transfer student from a nearby town
- member of the Mystery Research Club
- reluctant behaviour makes her look suspicious

Rei Nikaido
The popular one!

- front girl of an idol group
- recently picked up acting
- got the lead role in a movie
- came to Mihate to film

Yukino Otonashi
The adult one!

- optimistic
- bright and friendly
- works as a journalist
- came to Mihate for an interview

After charming visual novel fans all over Asia, WORLDEND SYNDROME is now coming to Europe:

Mystery! After a high school girl goes missing, her body is found in the river. Resolve inexplicable incidents around town and collect clues to find out what happened!

Exploration! Freely explore the picturesque seaside town during morning, afternoon or evening to meet different characters and enjoy diverging moods.

Romance! A gorgeous cast of girls are with you on this mysterious adventure. Carefully pick your favourite but be aware: every girl has their own romantic ending!

Aesthetic! Beautiful characters, pretty outfits and highly detailed sceneries make Worldend Syndrome a treat for the eyes.

World End Syndrome - more footage

Your world will change forever. Experience an unforgettable summer when you move to a new seaside town and meet five mysterious girls.

World End Syndrome - more gameplay

When you move from a big city to your uncle's mansion in a seaside town called “Mihate”, you hope to start a new life. But then you meet five mysterious girls and start to notice strange incidents occurring. Depending on how you spend the summer with your new friends, the world will significantly change...

World End Syndrome is now available on Switch

Not with a whimper but a bang

Rolling Hills Estates, California – May 2, 2019 – Arc System Works America, Inc. is thrilled to announce that TOYBOX's mystery adventure visual novel, World End Syndrome, is now available on both PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch. Both are available digital-only via the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop.

World End Syndrome is a collaboration between premiere fighting-game developer Arc System Works and TOYBOX, the development studio behind Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. The visual novel features scenario designs by Deadly Premonition producer Tomio Kanazawa, and character designs by BLAZBLUE artist and designer Yuki Kato.

DETAILS

Title: World End Syndrome
Release: May 2, 2019
Developer: TOYBOX
Publisher: Arc System Works
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (Digital Release), Nintendo Switch (Digital Release)
Players: 1
Genre: Mystery/Adventure Visual Novel
Price: $39.99 USD
Regions: US (North America), Canada, Mexico
Voice Language: Japanese
Text Language: English

STORY

World End Syndrome follows the story of a 17-year-old high school junior trying to escape his troubled past. After causing an accident resulting in his older sister’s death, he receives an invitation to transfer to Mihate High School. He takes it gratefully, hoping to start a new life and forget his past.

But Mihate Town is not the coastal paradise it appears to be. It is home to the legend of the Yomibito, where the dead come back to life every 100 years. Once resurrected, the Yomibito attack the living to regain their sanity, but the dead’s thirst is never quenched. This year happens to be 100 years since the last known incident…

As the protagonist navigates his new life with a colorful cast of new friends, a student at Mihate High suddenly dies. The murder sends shockwaves through the idyllic town as he finds himself caught in a string of strange incidents, romance, and unforgettable summer experiences…

World End Syndrome hits Switch in North America on May 2nd, 2019

A month before Europe

Check out screens here

Arc System Works has announced that World End Syndrome will hit the Switch in North America on May 2nd, 2019. The title is priced at $39.99. Check out full details on the game below.

Specifications

Title: World End Syndrome
Release: May 2, 2019
Developer: Toybox
Publisher: Arc System Works
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (digital-only release)
Players: One
Genre: Mystery/Adventure Visual Novel
Price: $39.99
Voice Language: Japanese
Text Language: English
About

World End Syndrome is a romantic mystery visual novel from Arc System Works and Toybox. Explore the town of Mihate while solving the Mystery of the Yomibito in this engaging story.

Characters are designed by Yuki Kato, an artist and designer for the BlazBlue series. Other known creators on the project include scenario designer Tomio Kanazawa with music by Takashi Nitta.

There are multiple endings based on your choices and actions throughout the game! How many will you experience? There are multiple interesting and complicated characters to interact with. Can you discover all of their secrets?

Story

“I wish this world would end…”

World End Syndrome follows the story of a 17-year-old high school junior trying to escape his troubled past. After causing an accident resulting in his older sister’s death, he receives an invitation to transfer to Mihate High School. He takes it gratefully, hoping to start a new life and forget his past.

But Mihate Town is not the coastal paradise it appears to be. It is home to the legend of the Yomibito, where the dead come back to life every 100 years. Once resurrected, the Yomibito attack the living to regain their sanity, but the dead’s thirst is never quenched. This year happens to be 100 years since the last known incident…

As the protagonist navigates his new life with a colorful cast of new friends, a student at Mihate High suddenly dies. The murder sends shockwaves through the idyllic town as he finds himself caught in a string of strange incidents, romance, and unforgettable summer experiences…

Main Characters

Maimi Kusunose (voiced by Hisako Tojyo) – The protagonist’s cousin. She is bright and cheerful, and sometimes a bit insensitive. She belongs to the tennis club at Mihate High School. She is popular among both boys and girls. By a strange coincidence, Maimi and the protagonist start living together.
Miu Amana (voiced by Shiori Izawa) – A mysterious and quiet girl. She isolates herself but plays the director of “Mystery Club.” There is a reliable side to her. Visit the café she works at and you may be able to see her other sides…?

WORLD END SYNDROME: Release date and Day-One-Edition announced

Well, at least we get a nice Day-One Edition before the world ends!

PQube (London, UK) - March 13th, 2019 - Today, Arc System Works and PQube announce the release date of the romantic mystery visual novel WORLDEND SYNDROME in Europe and reveal the exclusive Day-One-Goodie!.

The gorgeous game featuring character design by BLAZBLUE lead artist Yuki Kato will be out physically and digitally on June 14th for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! Fans who pre-order their physical copy or get it Day-One, will find a stunning artbook in the box that is only available with the European version!

Romance

Five gorgeous girls are with you on this mysterious adventure. Carefully pick your favourite but be aware: every girl has their own romantic ending!

Mystery

After a high school girl goes missing, her body is found in the river. Resolve inexplicable incidents around town and collect clues to find out what happened!

Aesthetic

Beautiful characters, pretty outfits and highly detailed sceneries make WORLDEND SYNDROME a treat for the eyes.

Exploration

Freely explore the picturesque seaside town during morning, afternoon or evening to meet different characters and enjoy diverging moods.

World End Syndrome - Announcement trailer, EU cover art, and more screens

Mixing romance with murders and the living dead, World End Syndrome is a gripping story that will make you shiver but ask for more! Arrive in a beautiful seaside town and join the local school’s clubs, before a dead body drifts on the shores of the river and it’s up to you and your friends to figure out if the legend of the Yomibito is true and what it means for the town…

World End Syndrome (Switch)

Romance amidst a horror that returns every 100 years: Visual novel WORLDEND SYNDROME announced

PQube (London, UK) January 21st, 2019 – Arc System Works and PQube are excited to announce the romantic mystery visual novel WORLDEND SYNDROME, coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019. Developed by the studio famous for not only exceptional fighting games, but also a variety of outstanding indies, WORLDEND SYNDROME combines the thrills of love and mystery. Meet the beautiful characters designed by Yuki Kato, lead artist of the BLAZBLUE franchise, explore the picturesque seaside town and discover a nightmare that seems to recur every 100 years.

"The smell of the sea, the sound of the waves - Mihate-chou is a gorgeous town!", the new transfer student thought as he walked to his new home for the first time. The years at his former school had not been particularly pleasant, so he was happy to find a scenery that seemed to be colorful and bright - almost inviting.

As the first weeks passed, the exchange student grew more and more skeptical, as life has taught him that every rose has its thorn. What could this town's "thorn" be? He found friends in class, joined a club, enjoyed coming home after school and some girls even seemed to be interested in him. This place was too perfect to be true and he started to become scared of what was hiding below its surface.

Disappearance incidents and corpses coming back to life every 100 years? What. A. Joke.

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